Track Lighting Buying Guide

Equally adept at lighting small spaces and big rooms, track lighting is adaptable as well as easy to install. It’s also a great solution for some of those hard-to-light areas—long hallways, for example—and options exist to fit nearly every budget.

Types of Track Lighting

Types of Track Lighting

Although most often mounted on ceilings, track lighting can also be placed vertically or horizontally on walls. As you review types of track lighting, consider several key differences that affect how you use and place the fixtures, the light they produce, and the difficulty of installation. Those factors include the type of track, the voltage available, and the track heads, also called light sources.

Types of Track

The track hides the electrical source and enables you to place track heads, or light sources, at various points along the track. The track is typically a monorail, which is a long, straight piece of track, or a flexible rail, which can be curved.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$60.34

Better Homes and Gardens Chrome Track Tree Floor Lamp:Adjustable lamp heads direct light in multiple directionsContemporary chrome... color modernizes this classic indoor track floor lampOn/Off rotary switch easily turns floor lamp on/offPolished Chrome finish adds a sleek styleFreestanding, stable metal lamp is 10.5 lbsItem Dimensions: 18.5"L x 10"W x 64"H90-day warranty read more

Better Homes and Gardens
$49.97 $44.97

Better Homes and Gardens Black Track Tree Lamp, CFL Bulbs Included:Contemporary designAdjustable lamp heads allow you to direct li...ght wherever you chooseVersatile black finishTree lamp with 3-piece steel ball shadesOn/off rotary switchDimensions of this Better Homes and Gardens lamp: 18.5"L x 10"W x 64"H (46.99 cm x 25.4 cm x 162.56 cm)90-day warranty read more

WAC Lighting
$830.90 $593.50

This track head is compatible with Flexrail1 system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Phillips LED Dims to 10% wi...th electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 4000K Depth: 13.375" Dimmable: Yes Height: 9.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2085 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: Flexrail1 UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$873.60 $624.00

This track head is compatible with W-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Uses Philips LED Luxeon T Dim...s to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 2700K Depth: 7" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2110 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: W-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

Power Source

Some track lighting can be found in low-voltage systems, while others have line voltage. Simply put, in order to convert electricity, low-voltage track lighting requires a transformer as part of the system, while line voltage systems can simply be plugged or wired into existing electrical outlets or wiring. Additionally, track lighting may also be powered by batteries.

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WAC
$180.00

Highlight your living space with the directional lighting of this black finish double LED track head. This model features two head... each with an ample 34 degree beam spread that can easily focus light where you need with the convenient 350 degree... read more

Tech Lighting
$230.00

A modern essential, Tech Lighting's Elton track head is adjustable and low-voltage. A satin nickel finish and monorail head tilt a...nd rotate as you please. It looks especially stunning in a clean, modern office space. read more

Tech Lighting
$145.00

An industrial-inspired style, Tech Lighting's Tellium track head is simple and illuminating. Complete with aluminum and brass hous...ings, it's finished in beautiful satin nickel. Its low-voltage monorail head looks especially stylish in large, open... read more

Lightolier
$99.99

Add subtle style to your track lighting system with this low voltage matte black track head. The electronic transformer is cleverl...y disguised as the stem for a low-profile look. Rotates into the track and locks on easily. read more

Track Heads

Track lighting is also distinguished based your choice of track heads, or light sources. Track heads come in various styles from pendantlike heads to contemporary and traditional versions. No matter which type you choose, the heads adjust as needed along the track.

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WAC Lighting
$672.00 $480.00

This track head is compatible with W-Track system Features: 36 degree beam spread Free of projected heat and UV and IR radiation S...ingle tool-free lens assembly for easy in field change out of beam angle Replaceable LED modules 360 degree horizontal and 180 degree vertical aiming Lockable "hot" aiming mechanism Made of die-cast aluminum 277VAC 50/60 Hz with 40 watt max load driver input voltage Dims to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Beam Spread: 36° Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 4000K Depth: 8.5" Dimmable: Yes Height: 4.875" LED: Yes Lumens: 2945 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: W-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 277v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 38 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$171.50 $122.50

This track head is compatible with J-Track system Features: Includes die-cast retaining ring that hold up tot two (2) lenses / acc...essories Tool-free lockable aiming 350 degree horizontal rotation and 90 degree vertical tilt Fully enclosed back to prevent light leaks Made of die-cast aluminum Dims to 5% with triac dimmer Lamping Technology: Bulb Base - Medium (E26): The E26 (Edison 26mm), Medium Edison Screw, is the standard bulb used in 120-Volt applications in North America. E26 is the most common bulb type and is generally interchangeable with E27 bulbs. Compatible Bulb Types: Nearly all bulb types can be found for the E26 Medium Base, options include Incandescent, Fluorescent, LED, Halogen, and Xenon / Krypton. Specifications: Bulb Base: Medium (E26) Bulb Included: No Bulb Shape: PAR30 Bulb Type: Compact Fluorescent, Incandescent Depth: 6.25" Dimmable: Yes Height: 4.75" Made in America: Yes Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: J-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Line Voltage Wattage: 75 Watts Per Bulb: 75 Width: 9.125" (measured from furthest point left to furthest point right on fixture) Compliance: UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$158.90 $113.50

This track head is compatible with J-Track system Features: Tool-free lockable aiming 350 degree rotation and 90 degree vertical t...ilt Easily re-lamped from the front without the use of tools Fully enclosed back to prevent light leaks Made of die-cast aluminum Dims to 5% with Triac dimmer Lamping Technology: Bulb Base - Medium (E26): The E26 (Edison 26mm), Medium Edison Screw, is the standard bulb used in 120-Volt applications in North America. E26 is the most common bulb type and is generally interchangeable with E27 bulbs. Compatible Bulb Types: Nearly all bulb types can be found for the E26 Medium Base, options include Incandescent, Fluorescent, LED, Halogen, and Xenon / Krypton. Specifications: Bulb Base: Medium (E26) Bulb Included: No Bulb Shape: PAR30 Bulb Type: Compact Fluorescent, Incandescent Depth: 6.25" Dimmable: Yes Height: 4.75" Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: J-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Line Voltage Wattage: 75 Watts Per Bulb: 75 Width: 9.125" (measured from furthest point left to furthest point right on fixture) Compliance: UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$65.80 $47.00

This track head is compatible with H-Track system Features: Screw and swivel yoke for precise aiming 350 degree horizontal rotatio...n and 90 degree vertical tilt Easily re-lamped from the front without the use of tools Fully enclosed back to prevent light leaks Made of die-cast aluminum Dims to 5% with triac dimmer Lamping Technology: Bulb Base - Medium (E26): The E26 (Edison 26mm), Medium Edison Screw, is the standard bulb used in 120-Volt applications in North America. E26 is the most common bulb type and is generally interchangeable with E27 bulbs. Compatible Bulb Types: Nearly all bulb types can be found for the E26 Medium Base, options include Incandescent, Fluorescent, LED, Halogen, and Xenon / Krypton. Specifications: Bulb Base: Medium (E26) Bulb Included: No Bulb Shape: PAR20 Bulb Type: Compact Fluorescent, Incandescent Depth: 6.125" Dimmable: Yes Height: 3.188" Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: H-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Line Voltage Wattage: 50 Watts Per Bulb: 50 Width: 4.875" (measured from furthest point left to furthest point right on fixture) Compliance: UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Many track lighting fixtures are an easy do-it-yourself installation project. But before you make a purchase and pull out the drill and screwdriver, evaluate how the track lighting fixture fits in with your decorating style and with other fixtures in the room. Other decisions affecting your purchase include size of fixture, the power source, and mounting spot.

Light Combinations

Track lighting by itself is typically not enough illumination to adequately light a room. Figure out how your track lighting will work with other light sources so you provide enough light for various activities.

Style

The track and track heads, or light sources, work together to create a style that complements your decor. Consider both material and profile as you evaluate style.

Size

Track heads and tracks are available in a range of sizes, giving you options based on both the room size and the lighting presence in your room.

Mounting Spot

Track lighting can be mounted on the ceiling or wall; make sure the track lighting you choose doesn’t have any placement restrictions that prevent you from installing it in the chosen location.

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Better Homes and Gardens
$49.97 $44.97

Better Homes and Gardens Black Track Tree Lamp, CFL Bulbs Included:Contemporary designAdjustable lamp heads allow you to direct li...ght wherever you chooseVersatile black finishTree lamp with 3-piece steel ball shadesOn/off rotary switchDimensions of this Better Homes and Gardens lamp: 18.5"L x 10"W x 64"H (46.99 cm x 25.4 cm x 162.56 cm)90-day warranty read more

WAC Lighting
$830.90 $593.50

This track head is compatible with Flexrail1 system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Phillips LED Dims to 10% wi...th electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 4000K Depth: 13.375" Dimmable: Yes Height: 9.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2085 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: Flexrail1 UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$873.60 $624.00

This track head is compatible with W-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Uses Philips LED Luxeon T Dim...s to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 2700K Depth: 7" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2110 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: W-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$830.90 $593.50

This track head is compatible with L-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Uses Philips LED Luxeon T Dim...s to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 2700K Depth: 6.375" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2110 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: L-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$1,260.00 $900.00

WAC Lighting MT-LED418S-CWHS 4 Light 4500K LEDme Spot Light Multispot Housing with Lamp Features: Lights included Specifications: ...Lumens: 2040 Color Temperature: 4500K Beam Angle: 10° Wattage: 72w UL Listed: Yes read more

WAC Lighting
$873.60 $624.00

This track head is compatible with W-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Uses Philips LED Luxeon T Dim...s to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 3000K Depth: 7" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2085 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: W-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$873.60 $624.00

This track head is compatible with W-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Uses Philips LED Luxeon T Dim...s to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 3000K Depth: 7" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2085 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: W-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$830.90 $593.50

This track head is compatible with J-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Phillips LED Dims to 10% with... electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Beam Spread: 45° Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 4000K Depth: 6.375" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2470 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: J-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$830.90 $593.50

This track head is compatible with H-Track system Features: 45 degree vertical tilt Made of aluminum Uses Philips LED Luxeon T Dim...s to 10% with electronic low voltage (ELV) dimmer Lamping Technology: LED - Light Emitting Diode: Highly efficient diodes produce little heat and have an extremely long lifespan. Specifications: Average Hours: 100000 Bulb Included: Yes Bulb Type: LED Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85 Color Temperature: 4000K Depth: 6.375" Dimmable: Yes Height: 2.125" LED: Yes Lumens: 2470 Manufacturer Warranty: 5 Year Material: Aluminum Number of Bulbs: 1 Track Accessory Type: Track Heads Track System: H-Track UL Rating: Dry Location Voltage: 120v Voltage Type: Low Voltage Wattage: 42 Watts Per Bulb: 42 Compliance: Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark generally use 20%–30% less energy than required by federal standards. UL Listed - Indicates whether a product meets standards and compliance guidelines set by Underwriters Laboratories. This listing determines what types of rooms or environments a product can be used in safely. read more

WAC Lighting
$1,260.00 $900.00

WAC Lighting MT-LED418F-WWHS 4 Light 3000K LEDme Flood Light Multispot Housing with Lamp Features: Lights included Specifications:... Lumens: 1720 Color Temperature: 3000K Beam Angle: 25° Wattage: 72w UL Listed: Yes read more

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